Definition of placeholding in US English:

placeholding

adjective

  • That is a placeholder. Also (Scottish) as noun: †a deputy, a representative (obsolete rare).

Origin

Early 16th century; earliest use found in John Irland (c1440–1495), theologian. From place + holding.

Pronunciation

placeholding

/ˈpleɪsˌhəʊldɪŋ/